Chiropractic adjustments, (also known as spinal manipulation) are specifically tailored to meet each patients needs using a variety of chiropractic techniques. Chiropractors apply the use of an adjustment to different joints by using specific force applied in a precise direction through a joint that has fixations, rendering it unable to move normally during what should be normal joint motion. The abnormal mechanics of joints treated by Chiropractic eventually cause pain and other symptoms such as numbness.
Chiropractic adjustments are so safe, even newborns and children can receive adjustments to repair the damage caused from birth process, learning to walk, or other childhood injuries.
What is an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps normalize spinal function. When the 24 bones that protect the spinal cord lose their normal position or motion, or the joints of the arms or legs lose their normal motion, delicate nerve tissue can become irritated. If a thorough examination reveals malfunctioning areas of the spine, chiropractic adjustments are recommended to help correct this condition BEFORE it becomes painful.
Each day, millions of delighted patients choose chiropractic over drugs or surgery, as a common sense approach to better health.
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually the doctor’s hands or a specially designed instrument is used to deliver a highly-accurate thrust. After years of training, each doctor has selected a variety of methods and has become skilled in their delivery. Regardless of the technique used, each chiropractic adjustment is tailored to the patient’s age, size, and unique spinal problem.
Adjustments help normalize spinal function and joint mobility. When nervous system function improves in this way, the body can begin the natural healing process.
Our Doctors of Chiropractic are trained in these techniques: Diversified, Gonstead, Cox, Thompson, Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Logan Basic, and Activator